Subject: What to do with male calves
We have seven male calves at my farm and its getting hard to support them when we can't feed the cows and dogs we've already adopted! I don't want to sell them/abandon them of course but you can understand how the bulls will consume far more than our cows at a later stage.. earlier we would use them as drought bulls etc but with the coming of tractors things have changed... I'm wondering if you know anybody else with a similar issue and what exactly they are doing to take care of the futures of their calves?
I need to come up with a plan soon because it's getting harder to feed/medicate and care for all equally.. my father is extremely sensitive and just about these issues and we are only too aware of what happens in gaushalas across UP.. do you know of any options/organisations we can approach? We are considering keeping one for stud purposes as artificial insemination is the biggest culprit..
We treat our cows like family and even though 3 of them are now not giving milk and are old while two were adopted, it's impossible to manage a dairy with 7 calves/would be bulls!
Hope you understand my situation..only looking for humane solutions and if there aren't any, would really like to somehow work on making them!
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